Word Games and Quizzes

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Still not working? Try one of the items below.

What's going on? Why can't I play this game?

Let's take a minute to find out.

I'm on a mobile device, can I play this game?

This game uses Adobe Flash and isn't available to play on many mobile devices. If you're on a mobile device, see below for other games and quizzes that you can play.

I'm on a laptop or desktop computer but still can't play. Please help!

Even if you have Adobe Flash installed, it may not be properly enabled (yes, even if you just played this game yesterday...it's weird). Please open the following link and go through the instructions to ensure that everything is set up properly: https://helpx.adobe.com/flash-player.html.

This is crazy. I have Adobe Flash enabled according to the site above and I still can't play your games. Every other site works fine except yours. What's going on?!

Yes, even if you have Adobe Flash enabled properly in your browser, you may not have it enabled for this specific page. Yes, we know, it's a pain. Each browser has a different set of instructions for whitelisting pages, so we can't include them here, but you can find information by searching for "how to control flash for specific websites" in your favorite internet web search.

Why do you use Flash?

Tell us about it. These Flash games aren't developed directly by Merriam-Webster so we haven't been able to update them. We are looking to replace these games with HTML5 versions as soon as we can.

Ok, fine, I can't use flash, but I still want to play a game!

Don't worry—we have you covered. Many of our games work fine without you changing a single thing. Try Play Four, Daily Jumble, or Word Roundup.

I only have a couple minutes.

You've come to the right place. Try one of our 2-minute quizzes, such as How Strong is Your Vocabulary or Name that Thing. And then try ten more :)

I was really looking forward to solving a crossword puzzle.

Universal Daily Crossword is what you need.

Still having problems or simply want to let us know what you think? E-mail us at games@merriam-webster.com.

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